Europe’s last primeval, virginal forest

Poland boasts the last primeval, virginal forest in Europe, which covers 1,500 square kilometres on the eastern side of the country bordering with Belarus. Reporter, Rajan Datar went to visit what is now a world heritage site and home to a great deal of wildlife, including 500 bison who had faced extinction. I think we sometimes get caught up in the notion that primeval forests are a feature of places that sound rather distant and in sunnier climes. Worth appreciating and celebrating ...

Royal Dutch Shell puts their hands up (???)

Following on from the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster I wrote in 2010 (June 17) of the hidden oil tradgey that has been present in Nigeria for the last 50 years (Production from Nigeria started in 1958). Shell oil spill in pictures Oil in Nigeria- a history The Amnesty ad in the FT that never saw the light of day Up until now Shell had claimed only 40,000 gallons of oil were spilt in Nigeria!!! They now, finally, accept responsibility for  the double rupture ...

The hidden oil spill tragedy

As many as 546 million gallons of oil spilled into the Niger Delta over the last five decades, or nearly 11 million gallons a year, experts said. Imagine BP's Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster happening every single year, with little or no public outcry, no media coverage, and all but silence from government and the companies involved. Welcome to Nigeria. a7xumdcz_vw& Over the last 50 years, foreign oil companies have spilled over 1.5 million tons of oil here, but there have been no ...

The only World Cup

So Friday is the beginning of the FIFA World Cup. Thinking I would like to give it a biology slant I looked for some interesting sites that could possibly be used for discussions on Eco friendly world sporting events and the issue of sustainability or perhaps look for diverse sites that could be used for a possible Group 4 project. Apparently Nike's Official team jerseys will be made from recycled plastic bottles. A report addressing the ecology and sustainability in ...